Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table 1-4.

Overview of Mail Return Responses by Panel for the Alaska Native Targeted Sample

Race Panel
description
Panel A Panel B Panel D
Sequence > Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Race
first
Multiracial
category >
No Yes Yes
Race
instruction >
Mark one Mark one Mark one
       
Percent distribution of mail return
   responses
     
       
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 12.6 17.0 19.1
Black 0.6 1.1 0.3
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) 79.4 65.3 69.7
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 2.2 3.2 2.4
Other race 0.1 0.2 (z)
Reporting more than one race 1/ 5.2 13.4 8.7
   AIAN and White 3.6 4.5 3.9
   AIAN and Black 0.1 (z) 0.1
   AIAN and API 0.1 1.2 1.8
   AIAN and "Other race," and AIAN and
       multiracial category 2/
0.8 6.0 1.3
   AIAN and two or more other races,
       excluding Black and API
0.3 0.3 0.4
   AIAN and two or more other races,
       including Black or API
(z) 0.3 0.5
   Other than AIAN 0.1 1.1 0.5
   
ILLUSTRATIVE APPROACHES TO RACIAL CLASSIFICATION
   
Percent of mail return responses      
       
AIAN - single race 79.4 65.3 69.7
AIAN - historical series 3/ 84.1 76.1 75.3
AIAN - all inclusive 4/ 84.4 77.6 77.8
(z) Represents zero or rounds to zero.
1/ Reporting more than one race includes multiracial category (Panels B and D) and
   unrequested multiple response (Panels A, B, and D).
2/ Multiracial category was checked, but no write-in entry was provided.
3/ AIAN only; AIAN and White; AIAN and "Other race," and AIAN and
   multiracial category; and AIAN and two or more other races,
   excluding Black and API.
4/ AIAN only, and AIAN with any other response on race.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division and
Decennial Statistical Studies Division

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